So you bought a car with no title and now you want to get a title in your name. Maybe you’ve been the victim of title jumping. What do you do? If you can’t get ahold of the seller, you might think you have no options left. You aren’t stuck yet. You might be able to get a bonded title.
A bonded title is a regular title that is marked “bonded”. Maybe you have heard of a salvage title or a rebuilt title? Those are titles that have a title brand. A bonded title is just a title with a “bonded” brand. It implies there is a surety bond attached to the title.
The “bonded” brand can be removed from the title in 3-5 years, and you can go apply for a clean title. To get a bonded title, your local DMV will require you to purchase a Lost Title Bond (surety bond) as a form of insurance for them and any previous owners of the vehicle.
Further instructions are below for how the bonded title process works.
The only person who can tell you if you are eligible for a bonded title is your local DMV. Call and explain your situation. Ask if you are eligible for a bonded title. If they say yes, you can start the process to get a bonded title. Here are common situations where you might need a bonded title. Here are step-by-step tutorials for all the states that allow for bonded titles:
If your state is not listed, it means it does not allow for bonded titles. Contact your local DMV for options on how to get a title for your vehicle.
Before the DMV issues you a title, they want to ensure they are protected. This is why they make you get a surety bond. You can apply for your surety bond online with a surety bond company. Make sure you apply for the correct bond amount. You only have to pay one time for your bond. Most people pay $100.
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